Dissidents rally in Charlotte to clean house in Congress
A growing movement of dissatisfied American voters will hold a rally in Charlotte tonight where they will kick-off an effort to get their own non-partisan candidates on the ballot for Congress. WFAE's Julie Rose reports: Last spring, it was the Tea Party movement that captured the excitement of people unhappy with Washington lawmakers. This year, it's GOOOH - pronounced "go." It stands for Get out of Our House. Local GOOOH organizer Don Rosenberg says the idea is "to evict all 435 members of the U.S. House, and replace them with American citizens that will actually represent their district, as opposed to representing the special interest that got them the money to run for office, or the political parties that got them on the ballot." Rosenberg says GOOOH was founded in Texas and has about 50,000 members nationwide, including 3,000 in the Carolinas. Tonight in Charlotte they will start collecting signatures in hopes of getting GOOOH candidates on the ballot in North Carolina. Rosenberg says the candidates will be selected from within the group's ranks and can be from any political party. But, he says in order to have the backing of GOOOH, the candidates must commit to a two-term limit. "They're going to have to come back two or four years later and live under the laws that they just passed as opposed to living in the bubble in Washington and getting all these special benefits and being exempt from all the rules that they passed," says Rosenberg. As with last year's Tea Party movement, GOOOH has also benefited recently from considerable coverage on Fox News and conservative talk shows.